2. Week 6 vs. Bengals
The biggest surprise in the NFL last year was the Cincinnati Bengals, who won four games the season prior, making it all the way to the Super Bowl. They took down the Raiders, Titans, and Chiefs in the playoffs to make it to their first Super Bowl since the late 80s and the majority of Saints fans were pulling for them.
Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase mean a lot to the state of Louisiana and those two are also why this game is an intimidating one on the Saints’ schedule. Burrow won Comeback Player of the Year last year after throwing for over 4,600 yards while Chase won Offensive Player of the Year with over 1,400 receiving yards.
These two are no joke and while this is a road game for the Bengals, those two will get anything but a chilly reception.
Some might not be as scared of this game, but the Bengals are a feisty young team and they’re going to make this a really tough matchup for the hometown Saints.